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Application submitted for 460-home Walthamstow shopping mall revamp

Application submitted for 460-home Walthamstow shopping mall revamp

Plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of a shopping centre in Walthamstow in north east London, including the development of 460 homes.

New London night time economy planning document stresses protections for venues from noise complaints

New London night time economy planning document stresses protections for venues from noise complaints

A new draft supplementary planning document on London's night time economy has stressed the use of agent of change principles to protect pubs, cultural and music venues from noise complaints.

Plans approved for Rochdale town centre regeneration

Plans approved for Rochdale town centre regeneration

Plans have been approved for a retail and leisure-led regeneration scheme in Rochdale town centre after planners concluded that the scheme would assist the town in 'clawing back' trade from elsewhere.

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How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health

How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health

Gathering extensive data was vital in setting a policy to improve public health in an inner London borough. David Dewar reports.

Why new driverless car technology could shake up placemaking

Why new driverless car technology could shake up placemaking

A commitment in the Queen's Speech to push forward with a roll-out of driverless cars, also known as autonomous vehicles, could have huge implications for planners and place-making, according to experts.

Why the High Court ruled that a council's £170,000 CIL demand was unlawful

Why the High Court ruled that a council's £170,000 CIL demand was unlawful

A High Court ruling confirms that town halls cannot group planning permissions together when deciding whether development should be charged the Community Infrastructure Levy, according to legal experts.

The implications of Sunday trading plans for town centre vitality

The implications of Sunday trading plans for town centre vitality

Some town centres could benefit more than others as a result of plans to devolve decision-making for setting Sunday trading hours to local authorities, practitioners have said.


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